ViaSat and SENCORE Offer Compact, Cost-Effective Multistream DVB-S2 Modulation

SENCORE deploys industry's first DVB-S2 multistream modulator IP core

Jun 28, 2010, 08:00 ET from ViaSat Inc.

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) is providing its SkyPHY®-MSM, an advanced DVB-S2 multistream modulator IP core, to SENCORE as part of a new modulator offering efficiency and flexibility to the satellite market. The new product is designed to process multiple data streams and optimize use of satellite bandwidth to reduce equipment costs and operating expenses. The SENCORE device will be available this spring.

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The new SENCORE modulator is a cost-effective two-channel, 1RU chassis that is designed to provide multistream satellite video delivery while minimizing overall transponder use. The product delivers one or two independent DVB-S2 modulations with up to six streams in each, a task that until now required additional or external equipment. The device accepts transport streams via DVB-ASI or IP inputs, which gives users the flexibility to accommodate changes over time.

The SkyPHY-MSM is a customizable DVB-S2 forward link, multistream modulator IP core with a number of new features:

  • Only IP core that can handle up to eight ASI input streams, with an architecture that allows for additional streams to be added as needed
  • Each stream is independently configurable so users can choose the number of streams to be processed
  • Eliminates the need for an external aggregator, which can reduce the amount of required rack space and lower overall capital expenditures
  • Optimizes satellite bandwidth by aggregating multiple transport streams on a single satellite carrier to reduce operating expenses

"All SENCORE products represent our commitment to providing high-quality signal processing and video delivery in the most cost-effective way for broadcast, cable, satellite, and telco operations," said Dana Nachreiner, vice president of engineering at SENCORE. "We think ViaSat's IP core is unmatched in the industry, and coupled with the company's experience and expertise, our new modulator will be even more powerful and allow us to continue to provide our customers with innovative, cost-effective products for their needs."

"With full DVB-S2 compliance and a flexible and scalable architecture, the SkyPHY-MSM is ideal for next generation DVB-S2 modulators," said Chandra Raj, product manager for IP and ASICs at ViaSat. "SENCORE has benefited from our ability to quickly customize the IP core to their specific needs while taking advantage of our system level DVB-S2 heritage."

The SkyPHY-MSM DVB-S2 Multistream Modulator IP is part of the family of DVB-S2 products offered by ViaSat, which includes the SkyPHY® ASIC and reference design, small form factor IRD (MIRD), high-speed SCPC modem (ELiTe-S2), and ECC9610 modulator. More details on DVB-S2 products, features, and pricing are available upon request by contacting


SENCORE is an engineering leader in the development of high-quality signal transmission solutions for the broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV, telecommunications, and professional audio/video markets. The company's world-class portfolio includes video delivery products, system monitoring and analysis solutions, and test and measurement equipment, all designed to support system interoperability and backed by best-in-class customer support. SENCORE meets the rapidly changing needs of modern media by ensuring the efficient delivery of high-quality video from the source to the home. For more information, visit

About ViaSat (

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to virtually any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. government; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat is based in Carlsbad, CA, has major locations in Duluth, GA, Germantown, MD (Comsat Laboratories), and Greenwood Village, CO (WildBlue), along with additional field offices and service centers worldwide.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements that refer to product features, cost savings, and flexibility of the SkyPHY-MSM IP core; availability of the SENCORE device; and the power of the SENCORE modulator. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include continued turmoil in global financial markets and economies; the availability and cost of credit; the ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new products and enhancements; and other factors affecting the communications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

SkyPhy is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.

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